Eldzier Cortor papers, circa 1930s-2009, bulk 1972-2009.

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Eldzier Cortor papers, circa 1930s-2009, bulk 1972-2009.

The papers of painter and printmaker Eldzier Cortor measure 1.1 linear feet and date from circa 1930s-2009, with the bulk of the papers dating from 1972-2009. The papers contain biographical material, letters, subject files, exhibition files, writings, printed material, photographs, and artwork documenting Cortor's career as an artist. Biographical material consists of awards from Carnegie Institute in 1947, Festival of Arts and Culture in 1977, and 3rd International Biennial Print Exhibit: 1987 ROC. Letters are from Cortor's family, friends and associates. Included are letters from Cortor's mother Ophelia, and his wife and sister. Those from his friends and associates include Acklyn Lynch, Leontine Collier, Violetta Harrigan, Halima Taha, David C. Driskell, and Carol Anderson. Letters from art institutions include Sylvan Cole Gallery, Anderson Gallery, and Kenkeleba House. Subject files include correspondence, contracts, loan forms, purchase agreements, consignments and other documents, exhibition checklists, newspaper clippings, exhibition announcements, and photocopied images of photographs and artworks. This material relates to institutions such as the Art Institute of Chicago, David Anderson Gallery, Brooklyn Museum, Cosby Collection of Fine Arts, National Afro-American Museum, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, and the Studio Museum in Harlem. Other notable subject files include Lester B. Bridaham and the Public School Mural Project. Exhibition files consist of correspondence, printed material, newspaper and magazine clippings, statistics, photographs, inventories, exhibition announcements, writings, press releases, and loan agreements. The series is organized by institution, including Indiana University, Kenkeleba House, and Museum of Contemporary Art. Writings consist of essays and articles about Eldzier Cortor. Printed material includes articles and clippings from publications and books, exhibition announcements and catalogs. Artwork includes ink and watercolor sketches from Cortor's student days at the Art Institute of Chicago. Photographs, undated, are primarily of Cortor's paintings, prints and drawings, as well as a several photographs of Cortor himself.

1.1 linear feet.

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Michael Rosenfeld Gallery.

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Brooklyn Museum

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Harrigan, Violetta C., 1941-

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Indiana University. Digital Library Program

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Anderson Gallery

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Taha, Halima

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Art Institute of Chicago.

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National African American Museum (U.S.)

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Studio Museum in Harlem

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Collier, Leontine L.

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Lynch, Acklyn

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Cortor, Eldzier, 1916-

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Eldzier Cortor (1916- ) is a painter and printmaker in Chicago, Ill. and New York, N.Y. From the description of Eldzier Cortor papers, circa 1925-2009. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 495595002 From the description of Eldzier Cortor papers, circa 1930s-2009, bulk 1972-2009. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 710018186 From the description of Eldzier Cortor papers, circa 1930s-2009, bulk 1972-2009. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 613313727 Painter; Chicago, Ill. ...

Kenkeleba House

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Driskell, David C.

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